Services for Maxine Sorenson,

Please call the Cease Family Funeral Home- Bagley, if you have any Questions.

Kelly Cease Bowman, Allison Cease or Michael Cudmore at 218-694-6600


Maxine Sorenson, age 78, of Gonvick, MN passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, February 14, at Essentia Health Senior Living in Fosston, MN.


 Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday February 20th, at Samhold Lutheran Church in Gonvick with Rev. Kris Snyder. Interment will be at Clover Township Cemetery, at a later date. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday morning at the church. The Cease Family funeral home assisted the family with arrangements.


Maxine Jeanette Sorenson was born on February 13, 1942. She was the daughter of Burton and Julia Webstad. She attended both Clover Country School, and Clearbrook High School. As a child, she was baptized and confirmed at Clover Chapel where she enjoyed playing the organ.  In 1959, she married Larry Sorenson. They moved to a farm in rural Gonvick, where they raised their three children, Terry, Julie, and Stacy. Maxine enjoyed working on the farm and milking their dairy cows. She also began working at the Gonvick School as an aide, where she spent several years.


Maxine later met Ted Hamm and they lived together for over 30 years. Maxine spent a lot of her time playing solitare at the table alongside Ted, as well as going for nightly drives.  Maxine also spent a lot of her younger years gardening, canning, embroidering dish towels, and doing puzzle books.


Maxine is known for her deep love for animals, especially her cats and dogs. However, she had a deep hatred of worms.


She always enjoyed visits from her family, but if you planned to come between the hours of 11:00am-12:00pm, be prepared to sit down and watch The Young and the Restless with her. Maxine especially loved to have her grandchildren over where she would fill them up with plenty of cookies and other treats.


She is survived by her son Terry (Roxanne) Sorenson of Fosston, daughter Julie (Bob) Wagner of Gully, daughter Stacy (Terry) Halvorson of Gully, grandchildren, Jeremy (Becky) Sorenson, Nicole (Adam) Sweno, Darren (Ashley) Lee, Dana (Wayne) Fenske, Breanne (Braden) Beckstrand, Brittany (Cole) Kortan, Cody Halvorson, and great grandchildren Trinity, Devin, Ella, Emma, Teagen, Derek, Jaden, Brynn, Kaleb, and Kolby.


She was preceded in death by her parents Burton and Julia, her significant other, Ted, and grandson Jason.


She will be missed by all. Until we meet again, Uggo much.


Messages of condolence may be sent to



Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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